My calycanthus is in bloom and the heat Sunday afternoon released its wonderful fragrance. It's got a lot of common names "sweetshrub," "Carolina allspice," "strawberry bush" that all reflect how spicy/sweet it smells.
All of my peonies went from tiny spikes to lots of greens...and flower buds! This red peony is always the first of mine to bloom, and depending on the weather, might begin blooming this week (although it's chilly again!).